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Shipwright - Folk Duo

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Shipwright are a lively London based folk duo available for Ceilidhs and other events.
Celtic folk band
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Shipwright are a folk duo made up of Aaron Horlock and Nicholas Goode, who each have years of experience playing the traditional music of the British isles and beyond. Using fiddle, guitar, button accordion, foot percussion and mandolin, they pull together a highly entertaining set with influences from Irish and Scottish trad to American Old-time. Aaron and Nick are available to play traditional instrumental music and songs as well as being able to deliver a full ceilidh set, including teaching and leading dances. Perfect for experienced Ceilidh dancers and complete newbies alike! We can cater our music to your needs, wether it is background music for your wedding drinks reception or a foot stomping ceilidh for a birthday party or evening celebration, we've got it covered! We can supply a full sound system and can even supply disco lights if you would like to finish your event off with a disco after our set.

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Shipwright - Folk Duo's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rowena W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Aaron and Nick played at our wedding. Everybody enjoyed their music and we would happily recommend them. They were so polite and friendly.

Phil S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great guys - would definitely book again.

Grace Q
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Aaron and Nick played during our drinks reception at our wedding and they were amazing! They really added to the atmosphere of the day and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to add something special to any occasion! Thank you from us :)

John K
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

first class in all ways. both sessions were affected by rain but no matter the weather, or the interest of pupils in the band, they kept all up and dancing throughout. nothing but compliments from all who attended and very impressed at the flexibility shown to adapt to the different needs of each key stage so minimising language and changing from set routines to free flow. well done aaron, nick and erin. thank you.

From other customers:

7 years ago

Excellent music and a fantastic attitude when we booked Aaron and Nick for our community event. Will definitely be keeping them in mind for future events

6 years ago

Two fantastic musicians with a strong chemistry when performing. Very professional and friendly and you can't help but want to join in and dance!

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Shipwright - Folk Duo's Song list

Trip to the Market
The Banshee
The Butterfly
Bee's wing
Father Kelly's
The Wedding
Donnegal Lasses
Trampas Woodbine
Shepherd and Shepherdess
Burlington Quay
Time Will End
Whiskey In the Jar
Dirty Old Town
Ballydesmond Polka
Ashokan Farewell
The Silver Spear
MacArthur Road
Road To Errogie
Farewell to Erin
The Kesh
Give us a Drink of Water
I'll Tell me ma
Limerick Rake
The Harp and Shamrock
Out on the Ocean
Plus many many more!
We have a repertoire of over 300 instrumental tunes from all over the British isles and a large repertoire of songs ranging from Irish pub classics to english ballads.

Shipwright - Folk Duo's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£575
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£725


Disco - 1 Hour
Disco - 2 hours
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, Our standard line up is Fiddle, Guitar/ Accordion and foot percussion played by us as a duo. We can also call and teach ceilidh/ barn dances. We can extend this line up by adding other musicians with whom we regularly play. (Fiddle, Accordion, Banjo, Flute, Bodhran, Caller, Drums, Bass.) Just let us know what you are after!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We care more than happy to play background music through our sound system free of charge in between sets. We also offer a disco service for after our set, starting from £120.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, we can roam around whilst performing but this would need to be an acoustic set.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there we may still know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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